Time for the fourth instalment of MeMadeMay, which is actually 7 days instead of 6 as there was a repeat on consecutive days (or perhaps a fail in terms of me-made, depending on your view). Almost all of these makes are unblogged; I really need to sort that out! I’m toying with the idea of vlogs instead of photos, in an effort to get some of my many unblogged makes out there in the world. Thoughts? Anyway, let’s get to it.
Time for another mashup ’round here! This one is a love child of Love Sewing magazine’s Simple Sew Loretta dress (issue 20) and By Hand London’s Charlotte skirt. Coming up with a name for these frankenpatterns is often the trickiest part but I don’t think this one is too bad. What do you reckon? Featuring some beautiful fabric from Fabric Godmother and zero finishing, I’m very pleased with a comfortable dress! And wore it to both my work Christmas luncheon and for the New Years’ Eve party I went to.
When By Hand London announced they were discontinuing their printed patters (#sadface), I splurged and bought a few, including the Kim Dress, being a sucker for the beautiful sweetheart neckline. I must admit however, the skirt options hadn’t quite won me over. So on the shelf it went until I could decide how I felt. Now, I’m also a sucker for box pleats so when I saw the Zeena Dress, I snapped it up immediately! One thing I adore about BHL patterns is how interchangeable their tops and bottoms are and before long, I knew just what I wanted to do with this stretch cotton I picked up on another trip to London’s Goldhawk Road: a Kim and Zeena frankendress! The waist came up a little big so it’s a little loose there but it’s fine.